IDC said that in the quarter shipments fell by 1.2 percent and 7.5 million units shipped. That means the smallest decline in sales since downturn started at the beginning of 2014.
Growth in sales of 2-in-1s increased by 71 percent but although overall volumes stayed small, demand continued and in Q2 the share of these devices amounted to 7.3 percent of the overall market.
IDC senior analyst Marta Fiorenti said that the best selling itsem was Microsoft’s Surface 3, but other 2-in-1s were also introduced.
As far as tablets sold, Apple and Samsung continued to dominate the Western European market but smaller vendors including Huawei and Alcatel have made headway.
In the commercial market, shipments of tablets increased by 50 percent in the quarter. But 2-in-1s only have a small presence in eterprises.
Here’s how the vendors did in the quarter.